Two hundred, and thirty-nine (239) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5500 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases twenty-two thousand, four hundred, and eighty-two (22482). To date, twenty thousand, five hundred, and nineteen (20519) patients have recovered, including forty-seven (47) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, six hundred, and fifty-two (1652) and three hundred and eleven (311) deaths.
The new cases are in Huye (90), Gisagara (75), Ruhango (23), Nyaruguru (18), Nyanza (8), Kigali City (7), Nyamagabe (6), Bugesera (5), Rwamagana (2), Rusizi (2), Rubavu (2), Rutsiro (1) and Kayonza (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere.
The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds.
Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.
Source: World Health Organization. Africa